Veronica Brownstone

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Ph.D. Candidate, Hispanic Studies

Veronica was born and raised in Toronto. She completed her B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at McGill University and is currently pursuing her PhD at Penn. She has taught several courses at Penn and has twice received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the Department of Romance Languages. Her research interests are in contemporary Latin American literature and film, with particular focus on superfluous labor pools in Central America and Mexico. 


Research Interests: 


-       XX and XI Century Latin America

-       Critical race studies

-       Political economy

-       Labor studies

-       Sound studies

Selected Publications: 

"The New Conquistadors: Canadian Miners Search for Gold in Panama": funded and published by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's The National. June 19, 2012.

Courses Taught: 

SPAN-219: Texts and Contexts (Fall 2017)

SPAN-223: Introduction to Literary Analysis

SPAN-120: Elementary Spanish II

SPAN-110: Elementary Spanish I


B.A. (Hons.) in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, McGill University